May 10th, 2010

Roman Coins–in California

From the Ventura County Star

Michael Ward may be a scholar of American history, but he became smitten with ancient Roman coins on two trips to Europe a few years ago.

Ward, who teaches at Ventura College, spotted the coins in antique shops in London and France but didn’t buy any until he returned to the United States. He started buying them from online sites and eventually acquired a collection that ranges from the Republic to the Empire, with the oldest from around 140 B.C.

Now he’s displaying some of those coins in the college library.

Read the entire story here now and see the coins on display until the end of May.

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